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UPDATE: Military confirms 4 eastern Iowans injured in Afghanistan

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Sergeant Chisum Frisch Sergeant Chisum Frisch
Specialist Jacob Hutchinson Specialist Jacob Hutchinson
Specialist Benjamin Ward Specialist Benjamin Ward
Private 1st Class Tanner Williams Private 1st Class Tanner Williams
DIKE (KWWL) -

The Iowa National Guard is now confirming the injuries of four eastern Iowa soldiers serving in Afghanistan.

We first learned about 23-year-old Sergeant Chisum Frisch of Dike from family members Thursday. Friday, the military released more information about Frisch and three other Iowans hurt in the same IED attack.

Also hurt are 21-year-old Specialist Jacob Hutchinson of Cedar Rapids, 26-year-old Specialist Benjamin Ward of Rowley, and 18-year-old Private 1st Class Tanner Williams of Tama.

The National Guard reports all four soldiers were wounded when their vehicle was struck by an Improvised Explosive Device while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan on Wednesday, May 18.

The soldiers were transported to medical facilities at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan.

Frisch, Ward and Williams are members of Company C, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry, while Hutchinson belongs to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Brigade Special Troops Battalion.

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